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DescriptionSilverball is basically a commercially published version of the game Epic Pinball. The game engine is nearly the same, only the tables themselves are different. It comes with four tables: Fantasy, Blood, Snooker Champ, and Odyssey. Some distributions (Silverball Plus 2) include two extra tables, Warbot and Duel, which are more or less the same as the Excalibur and Magic tables from Epic Pinball with some different art and music. Finally, a seventh table, Nova, may or may not be a part of the game - see Trivia for details.
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|This looks and feels like a less polished version of Epic Pinball||Retron (225)||unrated|
|A great pinball.||Tomer Gabel (4643)|
|Worst pinball game I ever played||RetroArchives.fr (679)|
|Play Time||Dec, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Games (Germany)||Nov, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Joker||Dec, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Feb, 1994||71 out of 100||71|
|PC Player (Germany)||Nov, 1993||70 out of 100||70|
|Svenska Hemdatornytt||Feb, 1994||67|
|Power Play||Nov, 1993||62 out of 100||62|
|The Retro Spirit||Dec 16, 2013||2.5 out of 6||42|
|Imperium Gier||Mar 23, 1998||40|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Dec, 1993||Unscored||Unscored|
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TriviaTo be able to run the Nova table (if you can't already):
Find the file PIN3.EXE. This is the main file for the Nova table, you just need a DAT file (the table/highscore pic), a PSM file (music) and a PIN file (sound effects) to go with it. Copy one of the PIN*.DAT files to PIN3.DAT, one of the SONG*.PSM files (I believe the Jungle Pinball tune may be in there, unused) to SONG3.PSM, and one of the SF*.PIN files to SF3.PIN. Finally, you will want to hexedit the first few bytes of PIN3.DAT to read "NOVA" rather than another table name. You will see the wrong table at the highscore screen, hear the wrong music, and get a few wrong sound effects, but the table can be played!
Actually, it was Purple Motion/FC who was supposed to make the music for the Nova table (find NOVA.S3M in any Purple Motion file archive), but I did not find his tune in this distribution.
Andy Voss (1875) added Silverball (DOS) on Sep 16, 1999